Slovakia -Health workers’ pay increases -September 21, 2015

The government is again raising the pay for medical staff just before the upcoming parliamentary elections. Hospitals are to receive an additional €86 million this year and the health sector should have an additional €55 million in 2016 for pay hikes. Medical workers and trade unions, however, do not see the proposals as solving larger issues and some are preparing to protest. Their main objections are that the pay hike does not cover medical staff in all kinds of facilities and that the remuneration scheme does not reflect a person’s years of experience.


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